A message, a meaning, and Mr. Rogers

In the mid to late Seventies, I spent about half an hour a day with a good friend of mine, having a...

Cold calls, common ground, and an armadillo

Every day I get numerous calls from telemarketers trying to sell me something.  Most of the time they want me to buy...

Chicken Burgers

These chicken burgers are packed with flavor! I grind boneless skinless chicken thigh meat for these, but you can find ground chicken...

To all the bottle caps I’ve known…

Have you ever thought about how important the life of a bottlecap is? I bet there are a lot of them that...

Broccoli Bacon Mac & Cheese

Mac and cheese is a staple for most families with children. I knew I need to keep this recipe when Parker asked...

Nostalgia, a ski trip, and “The Good Old Days”

Nos-tal-gia (noun)… a sentimental longing or wistful affection for the past, typically for a period or place with happy personal associations.

An airplane, panic, and two little pills

Have you ever had a panic attack? It’s not a lot of fun. The first time I had one, I was on...

The night I nearly lost my eye

A few weeks ago, someone thanked me for writing and sharing the stories of the dumb things that I’ve done in my...

Rockin’ and a Rollin’

I’m writing this from the hotel in Iowa City that hosts our annual Iowa Limestone Producers convention. It’s always a great few days spent...

Thin Crust Shrimp Pizza

This pizza makes a great main dish or appetizer. Makes approximately 4 - 10 inch crusts. Ingredients Crust 1 cup warm water 1/2 teaspoon yeast 1 teaspoon...